Career Preparation

Think ahead about career preparation

Because the programs in Psychology or Neuroscience can prepare you for many possible careers, it is important to begin thinking early about your career-relevant interests and skills.

Your Psychological & Brain Sciences advisor can help you reflect and plan ahead, coordinating the coursework for your major with other components of your degree, such as minors or certificates.

Graduates with the bachelor's degree have become educators, marketers and advertisers, researchers, managers, social services providers, counseling aides, non-profit directors, human resources specialists, consultants, entrepreneurs, police or probation officers, and much more.

Psychology and Neuroscience students are well prepared for entry into graduate programs in a wide variety of fields, including health care, law, business, public policy, education, research and academia, and mental health care. With careful planning, in consultation with the Health Professions and Prelaw Center, students can prepare for entrance to medical school.

The Walter Center for Career Achievement is here to help

Dedicated to students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Walter Center will help you navigate the path to your future with focused career community programming, one-on-one advising services, information on career events and career courses, an extensive online resource library, and internships and job postings. Get advice about how to write your resume and prepare for job interviews, too.

Visit the Walter Center website

The Walter Center’s Career Communities help connect you with the industries you’re interested in. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences, along with prospective students, can sign up to receive Career Community alerts. These alerts will notify you of events, unique online content, and other opportunities related to your specific career interests. 

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Develop professional skills

Experiential learning opportunities offered by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences give you a chance to develop both technical and transferable skills for your future profession.

Discover experiential learning in PBS

Many students begin exploring internship opportunities, including overseas study programs with internships, as early as their freshman year.

Eager to get real-world experience and earn credit for it?